There are three new representatives for two areas covered by the North Coast Advisory Council, following a larger-than-usual turnout of voters May 5.
According to NCAC’s current chairman Bruce Fosdike, the new and re-elected members are to be seated at the end of the council’s May 20 meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at Rabobank, 1070 Main St. The newly configured council will then elect its officers for the next 12 months.
Marj Sewell, previous alternate member for the Park Hill area, will be the new regular council member with 63 votes. Barbara Beane was elected as the alternate, with 59 votes. Vice chairwoman Claudia Harmon Worthen, a former chairwoman of the council, was not returned to office, having received three votes.
For the Lodge Hill area between Main Street and Highway 1, Shana McCormick will be the regular member and Mike Lyons will be the alternate, having received 39 and 27 votes, respectively. The council’s webmaster Roland Soucie, with 17 votes and corresponding secretary Linda Haskins, with 12 votes, were not returned to office.
When San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson and other county officials need to check the pulse of the North Coast on countywide issues, they turn to the advisory council for advice. The unpaid council members also issue recommendations on projects and regulations provide a public forum where representatives and citizens can learn about and discuss issues of land use, zoning, traffic, public services, community growth and quality of life.
For additional information on the council, go to www.northcoastadvisory council.org.